04/24/09 fishing report
We had two trips today. Our morning trip was supposed to be a four hour, but the busses were running late and got the people there an hour late. We trolled the whole trip and caught one bonito, one kingfish, and six mahis. We also missed a few other bites. The afternoon trip was supposed to be a six hour trip, but the customers showed up late and then got sick after catching a hammerhead shark, so we came in three hours early.
We had a corporate convention trip today. We had six customers from various parts of the world. We started out trying to catch bait, but they were not biting so we moved on to trolling. We trolled for a while without a bite then caught three kingfish on at the same time. While we were trolling a couple of the guys were shouting about shark fishing, so we went to do that. We got three baits out and waited for the bite. It did not take long before the long balloon started coming towards the boat. We put the boat in gear and ran ahead to get the line tight. When the line came tight the fish made a long, hard, fast run. We fought the fish for over an hour before getting it to the boat. Again we brought the fish up to the boat took pictures, measurements, removed the hooks, and tagged and released another big hammerhead shark. We still had some time left on the trip so we went back to trolling. We caught two more kingfish and one spanish mackerel before the trip was over.